Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
the water in some spots. swells are expected to be 14 to 16 feet along the northern california coast. and high surf is also predicted as you can see here in southern california. surfers out in manhattan beach put on quite the show today. >> it's pretty incredible. it's exciting to watch. pretty amazing. >> very big. fun to watch the surfers go. >> lifeguards in some southern california beaches say in addition to the high surf there are high bacterial levels and they're trying to keep folks out of the water. anthony slaughter has look at what's going on around here. there is a big storm coming our way. >> look at those guys surf. it looks so incredible. in fact it's very dangerous, especially with this system coming in. it's got high tide. we've also got high surf and also high winds. i mean really we're getting everything with this storm system minus the heavy snow. but of course, if you're a skier you'll have your chance i'm sure in the next couple of months to go. in the short term of things you can see rain pounding the coast as we speak. the heaviest of stuff has pushed through t
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
of the glory but did you know livermore was once the premiere wine growing region in northern california? steven kent mirrassou believes it can be again. behind the label, meet a vintner with a past deeply rooted in california's wine history, yet focused on the future of livermore valley wines. my family's actually the oldest winemaking family in north america.growing grapes and making wine is in 6th generation vintner steven kent mirrassou's blood. the mirrassou family, has been making wine since 1854. 6th generation, yes. 152 years we've been doing this. today, he makes wine under the steven kent label. steven kent is my first and middle name. mirassou is a brand name owned by a different winery so we're not able to use mirassou as part of our business name. we're on the ghielmetti vineyard in livermore.while the mirrasou family grew grapes and made wine in san jose for decades, steven's father moved east to make wine in nearby livermore valley. livermore is one of the oldest wine growing regions in california.grapes were planted here in the 1840s much the same time as napa valley.